New poll tracks support for the freedom to marry in America at 60%, record high
February 17, 2015
Last week, a new poll tracked record-high support for the freedom to marry, with 60% of respondents saying they support marriage for same-sex couples. Just 37% of the respondents, likely voters, said they did not support marriage for all. The poll was conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research for the Human Rights Campaign.
In states where same-sex couples have the freedom to marry (36 at the time of the poll), 64% of respondents said they were supportive.
The poll also shows that 46% of respondents said they know an LGBT couple who has held a wedding or commitment ceremony - and among people in this group, 75% said they support marriage for all.
The poll reflects a continually upward trend over the past several years, as support for the freedom to marry achieved a majority several years ago and has continued to build support steadily.